(Savannah and Atlanta, Ga. – Oct. 18, 2016) Duke Realty, a leading nationwide commercial real estate company and the largest industrial property owner in Savannah, has donated a 100,000-square-foot warehouse, located at 194 Gulfstream Road in Savannah, to the American Red Cross. The relief organization will use the warehouse to store supplies for use in its shelters and other services it brings to the area. In addition, Duke Realty, along with its Savannah partner Northpoint Industrial Realty, has pledged $5,000 to the Red Cross, as well as $2,000 to Operation Feed Savannah.
“Duke Realty sympathizes with those affected deeply by Hurricane Matthew,” said Chris Brown, Senior Vice President of Duke Realty’s Southeast operations. “As a company, we are committed to supporting the communities where we do business and, in this instance, we were fortunate to have a facility available to meet the Red Cross’ needs.”
Savannah Economic & Development Authority leaders, along with Steve Grable, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Logistics Solutions for JLL, were able to help the American Red Cross identify and lease the building. “Duke Realty responded quickly when asked about available space for use by the Red Cross,” said Grable. “Savannah is a high-demand market for warehouse space, so we appreciate Duke Realty’s willingness to forego the opportunity to lease the building and donate it instead.”
Wrenn Blalock with Northpoint Industrial Realty also was willing to delay leasing efforts on the property. “During difficult times, putting our community needs first is more important than conducting business as usual.”
“The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia appreciates the partnership of Duke Realty and Northpoint Realty to help with the relief efforts after Hurricane Matthew,” said Victoria Ten Broeck, Development Officer. “It takes a community to rebuild and we appreciate both partnerships as we continue to work with our neighbors to help them on their road to recovery.”
Plans call for the Red Cross to use 194 Gulfstream Road through the end of 2016.
About Duke Realty
In the Savannah port area, Duke Realty owns 6.4 million square feet of space in 25 buildings, making it the largest industrial/warehouse owner in Savannah. Duke Realty also recently announced the development of Floor & Decor’s 1.4 million square foot facility in Bloomingdale, GA. Duke Realty operates its Savannah portfolio out of its office located at 3715 Davinci Court, Suite 300, Peachtree Corners, Ga. Northpoint’s office is located at 113 Houston Street in Savannah.
On a nationwide basis, Duke Realty Corporation specializes in the ownership, management and development of bulk distribution and medical office real estate. The company owns and operates approximately 137 million rentable square feet in 21 major U.S. metropolitan areas. Duke Realty is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is listed on the S&P MidCap 400 Index. More information about Duke Realty Corporation is available at www.dukerealty.com. Duke Realty also can be followed on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.